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Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, accordin...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The BMJ; DP2 LM012339, NHLBI-K08-HL 122478

Embargo expired on 13-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s physician wins prestigious 2017 William Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology

• Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD, current chair of Medical Oncology, was presented with recognition at annual American Society of Hematology meeting • Ebert is notable for his leadership in describing the genomic landscape of adult myelodysplastic s...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 09:30 ET

CWRU School of Medicine’s Mark Griswold, PhD Elected 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Mark A. Griswold, PhD, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors 2017 Fellows Program, the highest professional distinction accorded to acad...

– Case Western Reserve University

National Academy of Inventors

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

Racial Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania foun...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; K23-AR068433; K24-AR064310

Medicaid Expansion Popular Among Americans Connected to Program

New research suggests constituents more likely to support its expansion

– University of Chicago

The Milbank Quarterly, Dec-2017

Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Journal of Pediatrics

UTHealth Researchers Link Epigenetic Aging to Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases, according to researchers from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston....

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Translational Psychiatry, Dec-2017

New Study of High School Athletes, Parents and Coaches Finds That 1 in 3 Knew That a Concussion Is a Brain Injury

Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Researchers Develop Test That Can Diagnose Two Cancer Types

A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

Scientific Reports

Estrogen Discovery Could Shed New Light on Fertility Problems

Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ov...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences December 11, 2017

Equipo Investigativo Internacional Descubre Modelo GenéTico Para Predecir Resultados en Mielofibrosis Primaria

Un grupo de investigadores de Mayo Clinic y de varios otros centros docentes de investigación en Italia descubrieron un modelo genético para predecir resultados en pacientes con mielofibrosis primaria, de 70 años o menos y candidatos a trasplante ...

– Mayo Clinic

Research Reveals How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels - whether caused by diabetes or other factors - keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings hel...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Skin Cancer Treatment Selfie Goes Viral, Has Public Health Lessons

Researchers analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Preventive Medicine

Roswell Park Research Suggests New Strategy for Unleashing Cancer-Fighting Power of p53 Gene

In a new study in the journal Nature Communications, a research team from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reports their discovery of a major mechanism by which cells regulate the tumor suppressor p53, opening up new avenues for cancer research and trea...

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Nature; R01CA164574; R01CA215093; P30CA016056

Estudio De Mayo Clinic Descubre en Emoticones Un Medio Esperanzador Para Seguir La Calidad De Vida De Los Pacientes OncolóGicos

En los resultados presentados ante la Sociedad Americana de Hematología, los investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrieron que los emoticones, en lugar de las tradicionales escalas de emociones, sirven para evaluar la calidad de vida física, emocional...

– Mayo Clinic

How to Care for Children with Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Although the incidence of chickenpox has declined significantly since the development of the chickenpox vaccine, there are still children who develop chickenpox every year, say dermatologis...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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Mayo Clinic Bioethicist Megan Allyse, ph.d., Discusses 4 Key Things to Know About the Possibilities, Pitfalls of Gene Editing

Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Offers Wellness Content, Assessment to Support Healthier Lifestyles

Mayo Clinic has expanded its commercial content offerings to include expert, research-based wellness content and a personalized, actionable wellness assessment.

– Mayo Clinic

HIPEC Cancer Treatment Allows Woman’s Race for Life to Run Its Course

Having battled cancer twice – the latest round using a new chemotherapy/surgery combo – Deborah Sexauer is racing to celebrate the many obstacles she’s had to conquer along the way.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions ...

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– Houston Methodist

Rutgers Occupational Medicine Residency Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

The Rutgers School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program in Preventive Medicine has received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Robert Paul Bonitz, M.D., Urological Surgeon

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ is pleased to welcome Robert Paul Bonitz, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Bonitz specializes in urology and joins the strong team of surgeons at Riverview Medical Center.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Cathie-Ann Mancuso, M.D., Internist

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome internist, Cathie-Ann Mancuso, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Mancuso specializes in internal medicine and will be joining the practice of Matawan Medical Associ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

APS Launches New and Improved User Experience for Its Online Physiology Journals

To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Largest-Ever Gift to a Canadian Rehab Hospital Will Support New Therapies for Brain-Related Disorders

With a transformational gift of $20 million to the Toronto Rehab Foundation, Walter and Maria Schroeder, along with their family, have established The Walter and Maria Schroeder Brain Institute.

– University Health Network (UHN)

​UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center names two associate directors

The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center has named Celeste Thomas, MD, and Siri Greeley, MD, PhD, associate directors to support adult and pediatric diabetes care.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

$1 Million Gift Allows Babies to Get Heart Care Before Being Born

Thanks to the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Pediatric Heart Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is opening the John H. Gutfreund Fetal Heart Program at the Montefiore Hutchinson Campus.

– Montefiore Health System

Michigan Medicine Receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Designation

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

WCS Conservationists and Partners Honored with Sanctuary Wildlife Awards

Conservationists and partners with the Bengaluru-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) -India received multiple awards at the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards event held in Mumbai yesterday. The awardees included Mr. Jayachandran S, Mr. Shashank Dalvi, ...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Science News

Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection Using Nanoparticles, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The tech...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Biomedical Engineering; Rutgers Today

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Life’s Building Blocks Observed in Spacelike Environment

Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later combined into larger molecules, such as proteins and carbohydrates. But a second possibility is that they originated in ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Society for Risk Analysis Announces Its New 2018 Council

During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Professor Terje Aven, Ph.D., University of Stavanger, Norway, as the new President of its 2018 Council. Aven succeeds Ma...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Embargo expired on 13-Dec-2017 at 08:30 ET

Nine Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to t...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 13:30 ET

NYU’s Mishra Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

New York University Professor Bhubaneswar “Bud” Mishra has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced today.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 12-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

Does Eclipse Equal Night in Plant Life?

As the August 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with interesting questions.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Sea-Level Rise Projections Made Hazy By Antarctic Instability

It may take until the 2060s to know how much the sea level will rise by the end of this century, according to a new Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led analysis. The study is the first to link global and local sea-level rise projections with simul...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Earth's Future ; Rutgers Today

Synchrony of Waves

Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at the National University of Singapore, report that endocytosis, which was previously thought to be a random process, actually occurs in a coordinated manner through collective dynamics. The w...

– National University of Singapore

Developmental Cell, Volume 43, Issue 4, p507–521.e4, 20 November 2017

Accelerating the Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Patterns for Next-Generation Materials

Scientists have come up with a way to massively speed up the ordering process for self-assembling materials. The resulting ultra-small, well-ordered patterns could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

ACS Nano, Dec. 1 2017

Researchers Capture Oldest Ice Core Ever Drilled Outside the Polar Regions

The oldest ice core ever drilled outside the polar regions may contain ice that formed during the Stone Age—more than 600,000 years ago, long before modern humans appeared.

– Ohio State University

2017 AGU Fall Meeting

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UF/IFAS-Developed Sorghum Cultivars Can Produce Thousands of Gallons of Ethanol

Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Industrial Crops & Products

Beta of Neurodata Without Borders Software Now Available

Neuroscientists can now explore a beta version of the new Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N 2.0) software and offer input to developers before it is fully released next year.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting, November 2017

Researchers Uncover Cell Changes Behind Therapy-Resistant Cancers, Call for New Clinical Approaches

A UCLA study in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) shows that skin cancer cells could be chemically changed from within to reflexively alter gene expression patterns and intracellular pathways, which allows the cells ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

UCLA Study Finds Link Between Breast Cancer Treatments and Cellular Markers of Aging

A new study has found that women who had received chemotherapy and/or radiation to treat breast cancer were more likely to have high levels of DNA damage and reduced activity of an enzyme involved in chromosome healing, compared to women who underwe...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Columbia Engineers Create Artificial Graphene in a Nanofabricated Semiconductor Structure

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from Princeton and Purdue ...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nature Nanotechnology, Nov 27,2017

Perking Up and Crimping the ‘Bristles’ of Polyelectrolyte Brushes

A molecular-sized brush that looks like a shoe brush has properties with great potential for the materials industry and medicine, but polyelectrolyte brushes can be sensitive, and getting them to work right tricky. New research shows what can make th...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Science Advances; 1562876; 1161475; AQ41

Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional research supports early test results, the process migh...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2018: Final Call for Abstracts - Due January 2, 2018

The Science of Consciousness ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, langua...

– Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology

Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as M79...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

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Tracking Climate Changes – Neighborhood by Neighborhood

A scientist wants to know more about urban microclimates She’s launched a project to measure neighborhood-to-neighborhood differences in Baltimore, hoping to alert residents, guide city planners and ease some of the impact of climate change.

– Johns Hopkins University

New Occupancy Detection Device Designed to Save Home Energy Use

A Stony Brook University research team is developing a new type of PIR sensor that is equipped with an electronic shutter and other technologies that enable fast and accurate occupancy detection including individuals who are stationary.

– Stony Brook University

LLNL-developed Petawatt Laser Installed at ELI Beamlines

The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS – the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system -- wa...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Data Tools Game-Changer for Mining and Exploration

Australian research scientists and industry are joining together to develop and commercialise new tools using cutting-edge digital technologies including machine learning that they say will be a game-changer for mining and exploration.

– University of Adelaide

Reducing the Traffic Jam in Batteries

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces.Sandia’s three-year Lab...

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– Sandia National Laboratories

Nano Letters

Genetic Study Defies ‘One-size-fits-all’ Approach to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary team will derive a clinical and gene...

– Florida Atlantic University

Applications Accepted for 2018 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP).

– Associated Universities, Inc.

WVU Physicists Among Collaborators Granted $7 Million to Form U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence

Scientists pause each afternoon at Kirtland Air Force Base in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, awaiting the daily lightning flash and unmistakable floor jolt that accompanies a Z shot

– West Virginia University

Want To Save Tigers? Better Have Your Numbers Straight

A new book co-edited by tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and Dr. James Nichols, an Emeritus statistical ecologist from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides an authoritative text on monitoring ti...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Stewart Prager Honored with FPA Distinguished Career Award

Announcement of Fusion Power Associates career award for Stewart Prager

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Jeffery Kelly Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Jeffery Kelly, Ph.D., co-chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has been named a fellow of the esteemed National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced today.

– Scripps Research Institute

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

A Literary View of the Human Era: 'Anthropocene Reading'

The Anthropocene epoch — the proposed name for this time of significant human effect on the planet and its systems — represents a new context in which to study literature. A new book of essays co-edited by a University of Washington English profe...

– University of Washington

Restoration Ecology Students Gain Skills Through Service-Learning

The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that th...

– Bowling Green State University

Impulse Control Subject of Tulane Brain Institute Study

A Tulane University researcher is studying why males have more impulse control issues than females.

– Tulane University

RTI International’s Gary Zarkin Named Distinguished Fellow

RTI International has named renowned expert in behavioral health economics, Gary Zarkin, Ph.D., an RTI Distinguished Fellow. The appointment of Distinguished Fellow, the highest level in RTI's Fellow Program, honors exceptionally talented individuals...

– RTI International

USC Annenberg launches Health Journalism Impact Fund with support from the California Wellness Foundation

The USC Annenberg School of Journalism today announced the launch of the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, which supports results-focused, explanatory and investigative reporting on the health of underserved communities.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Northwestern Law Launches Online Master of Science in Law Degree

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law will launch a new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree in the fall of 2018.

– Northwestern University

“The Great Gig in the Sky,” Exhibition Envisioning Fictitious Historical Moments by Band Mashrou’ Leila, on Display at NYU—Through Jan. 27, 2018

New York University’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies is hosting “The Great Gig in the Sky: Imagining the Soundtrack to Utopia,” a multi-media exhibition by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila that envisions fictitious historical mom...

– New York University

Business News

African Immigrants: How Race and Gender Shape the American Dream

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study led by a Michigan State University sociologist.

– Michigan State University

Racial and Ethnic Studies, Nov-2017

DHS S&T is Enhancing the Autopsy Digital Forensics Tool

Autopsy, an open-source platform, supports all types of criminal investigations—from fraud to terrorism to child exploitation. It boasts thousands of users around the world and is downloaded an average of 4,000 times each week.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Student Sports Analytics Startup Zcruit Acquired

Zcruit, a sports analytics company started by Northwestern University undergraduate students, has been acquired by Reigning Champs, a California-based digital network for student athletes, parents, coaches and colleges.The deal marks the first acquis...

– Northwestern University

CSUCI Business & Technology Partnership Executive Committee Welcomes 10 New Members

Ten representatives from a variety of industries and non-profit organizations will be joining the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Business & Technology Partnership Executive Committee. Included in the group of new additions are two CSUCI faculty members....

– California State University, Channel Islands


SERIS Launches Fully Screen-Printed MonoPoly Silicon Solar Cell Technology for Mass Production

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has reached a new cell efficiency milestone in the development of its low-cost screen-printed bifacial monoPoly silicon solar cell technology, reco...

– National University of Singapore





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